About twenty kilometers from the city of Montpellier, discover the Etang de Thau, the largest expanse of salt water in Languedoc Roussillon. A major center for shellfish farming, the basin is also a natural space offering great bio-diversity and sumptuous landscapes.

Take advantage of your stay in Montpellier in our **** Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie to discover the gastronomic treasures and oyster farming villages around the Thau pond.

In Bouzigues, taste the famous oysters of the same name and visit this charming fishing village typical of the Mediterranean. You can also go to the Etang de Thau museum to learn more about local cultures.

A few kilometers away, the town of Marseillan offers a rich panorama between lagoons, fine sandy beaches and vineyards. Stroll through the old streets of the city and on the quays of the fishing port. Marseillan is also home to the cellars of the Noily-Prat house, where you can taste and discover the manufacturing processes of the famous Vermouth.

At the western end of the pond, be sure to visit the Bagnas National Nature Reserve, which is home to 600 hectares of lakeside nature, protected since 1983. You can observe more than 250 species of birds: flamingos, herons, ducks… and flora typical of wetlands.

Then take the Route de la Corniche which runs along the beaches of Sète, the "Venice of Languedoc", set between the Mediterranean and the Etang de Thau. You can go as far as Mont Saint Clair to enjoy an exceptional 360° panorama.

End your getaway with the charming town of Sète where George Brassens lived. You can navigate the canals that cross the city, make a gourmet stop at the covered market of Les Halles or stroll around the fishing port for a typical and authentic visit!

 

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